Housing and Property Maintenance
The Building Safety Division's Housing and Property Maintenance Inspector is responsible for property maintenance code enforcement in relation to health and life safety issues. The Housing Inspector is responsible for making sure residential buildings and mobile homes are in compliance with various International codes and the City of Urbana Ordinance.
The Housing and Property Maintenance Section responsibilities include inspecting existing residential buildings, and mobile homes, conducting inspections in response to tenant complaints of rental properties in the City of Urbana, and enforcing the City's Vacant Structures Ordinance. Yearly inspections for University of Illinois Certified Housing, to ensure continued safety of the occupants, is also performed, as well as systematic inspections of all multi-family units of 3 or more in the City of Urbana. The annual inspection of mobile homes and mobile home parks for licensing within the City of Urbana is conducted also by this Section.
The Housing Inspector also provides staff support for the Property Maintenance Code Board of Appeals. This Board hears and decides appeals from any notice, decision, or determination made by the Housing Official, where practical difficulties may occur in bringing existing residential buildings in compliance with those sections of the City’s building code.
The Board generally meets as needed. Persons with disabilities needing services or accommodations for this meeting should contact the Community Development Services Department at 217/384-2443, or the City of Urbana's American with Disabilities Act Coordinator at 217/384-2466, or TDD 217/384-2360. The hearings are open to the public and are held in the Community Development Services Conference Room, 400 South Vine Street, Urbana, Illinois.